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HHS/CDC RIN: 0920-AA69 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Approval Tests and Standards for Air-Purifying Particulate Respirators 

This rulemaking will finalize performance standards allowing for the approval of PAPR100 class powered air-purifying particulate respirators, as well as the consolidation of the technical standards for all types of air-purifying particulate respirators into one subpart within 42 CFR part 84.  

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 84   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 91-596    Pub. L. 61-179    Pub. L. 91-173   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  04/14/2020  85 FR 20598   
Interim Final Rule Effective  04/14/2020 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  08/12/2020 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extended  08/26/2020  85 FR 52488   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extended End  09/25/2020 
Final Action  07/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rachel Weiss
Public Health Analyst
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-46,
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Phone:404 498-2500